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Worth an hour or so to visit with these artists in their workshops/homes.

These folks are super-friendly and happy to show you their art. While the grounds could really use... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Trup
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New York, NY
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The market has a wide variety of masks, carvings, jewelry, and fabrics, many of which are very... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Chris_O036
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

These folks are super-friendly and happy to show you their art. While the grounds could really use some tending, a visitor just has to look past that to appreciate the paintings, etc.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The market has a wide variety of masks, carvings, jewelry, and fabrics, many of which are very unique. The selection of many of the crafts is more extensive than elsewhere in Dakar. Prices can be a little high to start, but if you negotiate well,...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place where you will find real artists painting. No hassle. No hard sellers. To the contrary none lf them would adress you unless you do. Sadly this place is being confused by some reviewers with Village Artisanal which really is unfair as the latter...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This place is a wonderful place if you want to see unique Senegalese art. This place supports the local artists give them a place to do their art work and sell them in the economy. I had the pleasure of meeting Soguy who paints really...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

This artist colony was a self-initiated effort some years ago by working artists who needed a place to do their work. It is now has some government support. Not every artist can work here and from the quality we saw (including work from an artist...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

We went as part of a tour group and it was so disappointing. Only about a third of the studios were open and most of the items were far too large for any traveller to take home. Perhaps it works for those who live locally...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

More like a sleepy Art & Crafts compound. A few places were creating their own arts while others seem like mass production. Prices seem ok.

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Reviewed May 6, 2017

I was expecting more original pieces at this place. I found only two places where artists were creating original pieces otherwise most of the artists were re-creating the same pieces over and over again. It is also a test of nerves to get through here...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

An island of peace in the heart of the burning Dakar. I go there every sunday when i am in town. Must see absolutely when you are in Dakar. You can eventually buy some nice paitings.

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

The place is full of mass-produced items. But the quality is not bad and if the vendors actually let you browse in peace, you will find unique items (I did). It is just a hassle to look and explore without being harassed. Also, the initial...More

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